GMOA token strike called off – Patients severely inconvenienced

GMOA token strike called off – Patients severely inconvenienced

GMOA token strike called off – Patients severely inconvenienced

Written by Staff Writer

31 May, 2016 | 2:19 pm

OPD and Clinical services at many hospital across the island were hampered due to the token strike launched by the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA),  however the Strike was called off this afternoon. The GMOA commenced the strike at 8am on Tuesday (31st May).

The GMOA claims that irregularities were committed when granting  positions in the post-internship appointment register.

However, during a media briefing which was held on Monday (May 30th) , Director General of Health Services, Dr. Palitha Mahipala said that discussions on the issue can still be carried out while the Minister of Health Rajitha Senaratne said that the GMOA token strike was an unfair move.

 

PUBLIC INCONVENIENCED

News1st received reports from around the country that the token strike launched by the GMAO severely affected the public.

Reports coming in from the Kandy General hospital, Anuradhapura Teaching hospital as well as the Chilaw General hospital an d the Matara General Hospital state that the public was severely inconvenienced by the token strike.

 

Meanwhile the Chairman of the National Consumer Rights Protection Movement, Ranjith Withanage says that peoples are being used as hostages even when the country is recovering from a disaster situation.

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